The Kingborough & Huon Business Enterprise Centre is Southern Tasmania's leading facilitator of small and medium business enterprise development in Kingborough & the Huon Valley.
The Centre is local, non-profit and autonomous and is owned by the people and business community of the two regions, with offices in Kingston and Huonville. You can assist us to continue our work by becoming a member.
The Centre is supported by the Australian and State Governments, Kingborough Council and Huon Valley Council -is governed by a Board of local business people and representatives of community organisations.
For more information about the regions we operate in:
Manager, Kingston & Huon Valley Offices
The majority of Scott’s working career has been in Banking and Finance, prior to him joining KHBEC in August 2008. So giving business guidance and support to existing business owners and those people contemplating starting a business is something Scott is well versed in.
Having owned two prior businesses – one a start-up, the other being a purchase of a going concern has given Scott greater understanding and empathy with small business owners.
“As a Business Development Manager for one of Australia’s largest banks I felt I had a good understanding of small business – which I did. But when you’re running your own show, paying wages, rent and other bills – the full comprehension of ensuring sales are made to meet these costs lifts your understanding of being in the zone more than you could have ever appreciated before”.
Over his years with KHBEC, Scott has been keen to organise and run events such as business breakfasts, business opportunity dinners, business expos, business awards and happy hours.
“These events are great for our clients to network in and receive business education – and to have fun as well”Scott was also the Business Manager for a successful Hobart retailer where his major focus was on optimising business growth and profitability through identifying new ways of doing business, new service offerings and new market opportunities.
Daniela is a business management professional with over 10 years of experience in developing and managing hospitality businesses in Hobart.
Originally from Germany (the not unusual story of the backpacker that got stuck….) she has translated her business background, formal business qualifications and experience into the business advisory and training environment.
She has worked an employment program coordinator and trainer, small business consultant, as well as a business mentoring program coordinator.
With her theoretical but also practical knowledge she enjoys assisting anyone who considers small business by helping them to make informed decisions but also helping them to develop their own thinking when it comes to building their small business.
“I have learned from my own experience how continually evolving is an important part in the small business journey, along with flexibility, tenacity, as well as the willingness to come back from making mistakes”
Daniela specifically assists with our Entrepreneurship Facilitator Program
Prior to joining KHBEC, the majority of Kerry’s career has been working in the Banking and Finance industry with a large part of that time dedicated to working with small to medium sized businesses.
Wanting a break away from the industry he decided to buy a small café and gift shop, so had to learn the intricacies of running his own business. In addition to the above, Kerry worked in event management and marketing.
“I have a passion for working with the local community and obtain great pleasure in seeing people achieve their dreams. It gives me great pleasure when I am able to assist in the achievement of that dream.”